Career Profile

Recognised for outstanding personalised service to buyers and sellers alike Claire takes great pride in surpassing peoples expectations of a typical real estate agent.

Highly experienced, she has a strong reputation for delivering outstanding results across apartments, family homes and waterfront properties.

Living locally, she is a passionate Drummoyne resident and is forever championing the fantastic lifestyle on offer within the Inner West and Northern Suburbs.

Claire is immensely proud to be part of a boutique agency, independent of any franchise network and as such can deliver an individual client focused approach to real estate. The client is not just a number but an extension of the Ward team.

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Testimonials

2/76 Lyons Road, Drummoyne

We recently sold our Drummoyne home with Claire Ward, and achieved an excellent result. When searching for an estate agent, we were very impressed by Ward Partners transparency and open and honest approach. Claire and Matthew Ward were professional and capable, and demonstrated genuine care and consideration in everything they did. Claire took the time to explain things, and kept us well informed all the way through the process. This was really important to us as first time sellers. Claire went out of her way to help us where ever she could, and her advice regarding the finishing touches and displaying our property really paid off. We would recommend Ward Partners to anyone buying or selling as we were impressed by their willingness to go the extra mile to make things easier for us, and to achieve the best result possible. Kind regards, Jesse and Anna.

Jesse and Anna
23/106 Lower St Georges Crescent, Drummoyne

Dear Claire, Just a short note to thank you for your time, effort and skill in selling my Drummoyne unit. People hear stories of sellers being stressed, anxious, tense and hassled when selling their property, you made the experience as pleasant as a stroll in the park in springtime. This of course does not happen by chance, you exhibited true expertise, in placing a true and achievable selling price on my unit which must come from your and the other Wards excellent knowledge of the Drummoyne market, and your proficiency and know how in marketing the property which led to the successful sale of the unit, all within the marketing time agreed, all of which adds up to true professionalism. Should I be in the market again either as buyer or seller Ward Partners would be my choice of agent.

Colin Williamson
5 Edwin Street, Drummoyne

Dear Claire and Matthew, A few words regarding the wonderful job you both did in selling 5 Edwin Street, Drummoyne. When we decided to sell our first family home in Drummoyne after 14 years, we did all the due diligence a vendor should do. We met with several real estate agents, prepared the house for sale and had a good understanding of current market performance and how that married with our expectations / property. We just needed to find the right agent. From our first meeting with Ward Partners it was clear they were the stand out agency. The most persuasive factor in choosing Ward Partners was the honesty and integrity that Claire and Matthew bring to the table. There is no doubt they are experts in the business of real estate but what makes Ward Partners exceptional is the honesty and integrity with which they do business. Rarely found in this industry. They provided excellent advice on how to best present the home and went to great lengths to ensure the photography and marketing was second to none. The inner west is a highly competitive marketplace and I really felt that our property stood out, even the signboard was beautiful and set a tone that we were a premium product to the street and the buyers coming through the door. The entire sales process from first open home to settlement was smooth and stress free. Without hesitation we would recommend Claire and Matthew Ward from Ward Partners to anyone thinking of selling their property - they simply are the best in the market. Warm regards, Jason & Julie Yee.

Jason & Julie Yee
9/38 Tranmere Street, Drummoyne

Dear Claire, I couldn’t let the year wrap up without getting this letter to you. In relation to selling our beloved apartment in Tranmere Street earlier in the year we just wanted to say Thank You! Having sold two apartments in our block already and knowing we were thinking about a move you suggested it may be possible to sell our place for a great price with little to no fuss. Given how busy we both are we were really temped by this idea however… only at a certain price. You understood what number it would take to move us and given your experience and existing relationships with the buyers in the market you were able to achieve it after just one inspection. It was literally that easy! I would have no hesitation in recommending you to prospective clients, your approach with buyers and sellers alike is straight forward, passionate and knowledgeable and we really enjoyed our experience with you. While we didn’t have to spend any money on marketing, awesome, we have always thought your brand stands out locally in comparison to that of your competitors. I know the new owners are happy there, we do miss Drummoyne however we also enjoying the beach! Best, Scott & Amber Kelly.

Scott & Amber Kelly
44 Woolwich Road, Hunters Hill

I should like to place on record the extent of my esteem for Ward Partners and particularly for Claire and Matthew Ward. In early October, 2014, I made a decision to place my home of 40 years on the market that Spring and, without any warning, asked Ward Partners to be my agents and work out a marketing plan for this to happen. I had previously interviewed all the major estate agents working in Hunters Hill and worked out, by a process of elimination, which one was best suited. As it happened Matthew and Claire Ward, met the highest standards one could possibly hope for in all of the above criteria and more. Although I had only allowed a little over three weeks to get my house ready, I had their full and utter co-operation in achieving this. I achieved a price way beyond what other agents had proposed (hundreds of thousands, in fact) and within a few thousands of my “dream price”. This was prior to auction, so I was saved from that grueling experience. Since then the Wards have kept in touch to make sure I am managing the packing and leaving phase. Their approach has always been friendly, helpful and accommodating and our communication so good that I feel I have made life-time friends. I am totally happy with the whole process of selling my house and propose, with total confidence, that anyone considering the same should place their trust and their business with Ward Partners.

Hilma Else
18A Drummoyne Avenue, Drummoyne

Dear Claire and Matthew, Ross and I would like to express our sincere thanks and congratulations for selling our properties at 9D Wrights Road, Drummoyne and 18A Drummoyne Avenue, Drummoyne. Both properties were sold in such a short period in a market where there has been considerable market negativity and we are delighted with both excellent outcomes. From the outset we found you to be willing to listen to our opinions and expectations and we were able to form a relationship of mutual respect and co-operation which resulted in a stress free marketing period. Refreshingly you did not promise an unrealistic outcome instead you worked extremely hard and efficiently to deliver a wonderful outcome all the time keeping us included and making us feel "special" and not just another vendor. We would highly recommend Ward Partners to anyone who is selling in the area and are happy to act as referees if required. Kindest regards, Susan Benger.

Susan Benger
4/56 Wrights Road, Drummoyne

Dear Claire, I would like to say a big thank you for the manner in which you handled the sale of my unit. I was dreading the process but was pleasantly surprised when you brought six or seven potential buyers through the unit. It wasn’t that long afterwards that one of them agreed a contract to purchase. Thank you, too, for your advice about various requirements connected with the sale. You are the most friendly estate agent I have ever met. Moving isn’t fun but I appreciated your efforts to make it as easy as possible. Thanks Claire, Pat Crowe.

Pat Crowe
10/56 Wrights Road, Drummoyne

In September 2017, we retained Ward Partners of Hunters Hill to market and sell our newly renovated four bedroom waterfront unit in Drummoyne. After completing the interview process we concluded that Ward Partners, specifically Claire and Matthew Ward, were our first choice to assist in the sale of our property. Once selected Claire and Matthew delivered on all their promises. Their thorough follow up gave us a high level of confidence in the process. We have bought and sold several properties in recent years and in doing so dealt with a range of real estate agents and would say that Ward Partners compared favourably with all those other agencies. We have no hesitation recommending Claire and Matthew Ward. Ken Lockery.

Ken Lockery
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Testimonials

2/76 Lyons Road, Drummoyne

We recently sold our Drummoyne home with Claire Ward, and achieved an excellent result. When searching for an estate agent, we were very impressed by Ward Partners transparency and open and honest approach. Claire and Matthew Ward were professional and capable, and demonstrated genuine care and consideration in everything they did. Claire took the time to explain things, and kept us well informed all the way through the process. This was really important to us as first time sellers. Claire went out of her way to help us where ever she could, and her advice regarding the finishing touches and displaying our property really paid off. We would recommend Ward Partners to anyone buying or selling as we were impressed by their willingness to go the extra mile to make things easier for us, and to achieve the best result possible. Kind regards, Jesse and Anna.

Jesse and Anna
23/106 Lower St Georges Crescent, Drummoyne

Dear Claire, Just a short note to thank you for your time, effort and skill in selling my Drummoyne unit. People hear stories of sellers being stressed, anxious, tense and hassled when selling their property, you made the experience as pleasant as a stroll in the park in springtime. This of course does not happen by chance, you exhibited true expertise, in placing a true and achievable selling price on my unit which must come from your and the other Wards excellent knowledge of the Drummoyne market, and your proficiency and know how in marketing the property which led to the successful sale of the unit, all within the marketing time agreed, all of which adds up to true professionalism. Should I be in the market again either as buyer or seller Ward Partners would be my choice of agent.

Colin Williamson
5 Edwin Street, Drummoyne

Dear Claire and Matthew, A few words regarding the wonderful job you both did in selling 5 Edwin Street, Drummoyne. When we decided to sell our first family home in Drummoyne after 14 years, we did all the due diligence a vendor should do. We met with several real estate agents, prepared the house for sale and had a good understanding of current market performance and how that married with our expectations / property. We just needed to find the right agent. From our first meeting with Ward Partners it was clear they were the stand out agency. The most persuasive factor in choosing Ward Partners was the honesty and integrity that Claire and Matthew bring to the table. There is no doubt they are experts in the business of real estate but what makes Ward Partners exceptional is the honesty and integrity with which they do business. Rarely found in this industry. They provided excellent advice on how to best present the home and went to great lengths to ensure the photography and marketing was second to none. The inner west is a highly competitive marketplace and I really felt that our property stood out, even the signboard was beautiful and set a tone that we were a premium product to the street and the buyers coming through the door. The entire sales process from first open home to settlement was smooth and stress free. Without hesitation we would recommend Claire and Matthew Ward from Ward Partners to anyone thinking of selling their property - they simply are the best in the market. Warm regards, Jason & Julie Yee.

Jason & Julie Yee
9/38 Tranmere Street, Drummoyne

Dear Claire, I couldn’t let the year wrap up without getting this letter to you. In relation to selling our beloved apartment in Tranmere Street earlier in the year we just wanted to say Thank You! Having sold two apartments in our block already and knowing we were thinking about a move you suggested it may be possible to sell our place for a great price with little to no fuss. Given how busy we both are we were really temped by this idea however… only at a certain price. You understood what number it would take to move us and given your experience and existing relationships with the buyers in the market you were able to achieve it after just one inspection. It was literally that easy! I would have no hesitation in recommending you to prospective clients, your approach with buyers and sellers alike is straight forward, passionate and knowledgeable and we really enjoyed our experience with you. While we didn’t have to spend any money on marketing, awesome, we have always thought your brand stands out locally in comparison to that of your competitors. I know the new owners are happy there, we do miss Drummoyne however we also enjoying the beach! Best, Scott & Amber Kelly.

Scott & Amber Kelly
44 Woolwich Road, Hunters Hill

I should like to place on record the extent of my esteem for Ward Partners and particularly for Claire and Matthew Ward. In early October, 2014, I made a decision to place my home of 40 years on the market that Spring and, without any warning, asked Ward Partners to be my agents and work out a marketing plan for this to happen. I had previously interviewed all the major estate agents working in Hunters Hill and worked out, by a process of elimination, which one was best suited. As it happened Matthew and Claire Ward, met the highest standards one could possibly hope for in all of the above criteria and more. Although I had only allowed a little over three weeks to get my house ready, I had their full and utter co-operation in achieving this. I achieved a price way beyond what other agents had proposed (hundreds of thousands, in fact) and within a few thousands of my “dream price”. This was prior to auction, so I was saved from that grueling experience. Since then the Wards have kept in touch to make sure I am managing the packing and leaving phase. Their approach has always been friendly, helpful and accommodating and our communication so good that I feel I have made life-time friends. I am totally happy with the whole process of selling my house and propose, with total confidence, that anyone considering the same should place their trust and their business with Ward Partners.

Hilma Else
18A Drummoyne Avenue, Drummoyne

Dear Claire and Matthew, Ross and I would like to express our sincere thanks and congratulations for selling our properties at 9D Wrights Road, Drummoyne and 18A Drummoyne Avenue, Drummoyne. Both properties were sold in such a short period in a market where there has been considerable market negativity and we are delighted with both excellent outcomes. From the outset we found you to be willing to listen to our opinions and expectations and we were able to form a relationship of mutual respect and co-operation which resulted in a stress free marketing period. Refreshingly you did not promise an unrealistic outcome instead you worked extremely hard and efficiently to deliver a wonderful outcome all the time keeping us included and making us feel "special" and not just another vendor. We would highly recommend Ward Partners to anyone who is selling in the area and are happy to act as referees if required. Kindest regards, Susan Benger.

Susan Benger
4/56 Wrights Road, Drummoyne

Dear Claire, I would like to say a big thank you for the manner in which you handled the sale of my unit. I was dreading the process but was pleasantly surprised when you brought six or seven potential buyers through the unit. It wasn’t that long afterwards that one of them agreed a contract to purchase. Thank you, too, for your advice about various requirements connected with the sale. You are the most friendly estate agent I have ever met. Moving isn’t fun but I appreciated your efforts to make it as easy as possible. Thanks Claire, Pat Crowe.

Pat Crowe
10/56 Wrights Road, Drummoyne

In September 2017, we retained Ward Partners of Hunters Hill to market and sell our newly renovated four bedroom waterfront unit in Drummoyne. After completing the interview process we concluded that Ward Partners, specifically Claire and Matthew Ward, were our first choice to assist in the sale of our property. Once selected Claire and Matthew delivered on all their promises. Their thorough follow up gave us a high level of confidence in the process. We have bought and sold several properties in recent years and in doing so dealt with a range of real estate agents and would say that Ward Partners compared favourably with all those other agencies. We have no hesitation recommending Claire and Matthew Ward. Ken Lockery.

Ken Lockery
13/56 Wrights Road, Drummoyne

To Whom It May Concern, Claire acted for us in the sale of our property at Wrights Road, Drummoyne. During this time Claire did an excellent effort bringing buyers to view the property with good follow up. Despite a falling market at no time did she get discouraged and successfully found a buyer who was prepared to meet our asking price. We were traveling overseas during the preparation of the property and Claire was extremely helpful in arranging new painting, new carpet and property styling on our behalf. Saving both time and money. Claire is an honest person and tells you up front what the situation is. Claire makes sure both buyer and seller trust her. Tom and I wouldn't hesitate to put another property in her care. Robyn Wilmot.

Robyn Wilmot
23 Abigail Street, Hunters Hill

Dear Matthew and Claire, Dad and I would like to thank you for the fantastic job you did on selling 23 Abigail Street. You were the first agents we spoke to and we knew from our first meeting with you that there was no need to look any further. You met all our requests, offered useful advice and then guided us through the campaign with calm expertise, always with excellent communication, leaving us feeling at all times that we were one team. But most of all we would like to thank you for realising the true value of the house and in doing so achieving the outstanding result, beyond our expectations. It was a delight dealing with you both and we wish you all the very best for the future. Kind Regards John and Alan Finnan.

John and Alan Finnan
23 Edmondson Street, North Ryde

Dear Matt and Claire, Thank you so much for your help in selling our North Ryde property last month. I think what made the real difference for us was the way in which you negotiated the final deal as we were getting down to the wire. I know that a number of our neighbours and friends were curious why we chose to go with an out-of-area agent and my gut feeling at the time was that in this day of internet alerts and universal access to information, any agent could run a basic advertising campaign and pull interested parties to the open houses. What was going to make the difference for us was what happened with the buyers once they’d seen – what we though, was a very special property in the area. Dave and I appreciated the way you kept us updated with the status of the people who’d expressed interest in the property and the communication lines that you made available to each of the possible buyers. The decision to negotiate a deal the week prior to action, due to the miserable weather forecast for Auction Day was also something I would never have considered to be a factor in real estate strategy, but ended up being a critical element to our final result. And your skill in managing the final negotiations, without getting anyone offside, but securing for us a very good, almost record price for the area, was what really set Ward Partners apart from other agents. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ward Partners to anyone considering selling their property and would also make the strong point that having an out of area agent with strong negotiating skills, is a much more valuable asset than relying on local agents who only have experience in one small neighbourhood. Thank you again, Emma and David.

Emma and David
5 Alexandra Street, Hunter Hill

Dear Matthew and Claire, We can’t thank you enough for helping us through the sale of our home in Hunters Hill. You have both handled the complex task with grace and professionalism which has been brilliant for us at such a nerve wracking and emotional time. We had confidence in your knowledge and years of experience, while your honest evaluation of the market and realistic approach have been invaluable in the process. We really appreciated your lovely personal and positive attitude along with practical guidance, and advice. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with you both, and don’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone considering buying or selling. Sincerely, Bridget & Peter.

Bridget & Peter
8 Madeline Street, Hunters Hill

Matthew and Claire Ward proved themselves to be valuable and trusted real estate agents in respect of the sale of our home at Hunters Hill. We were very pleased with the selling price they achieved for us, particularly given the challenging real estate market we faced at the time. The initial sales campaign was prepared and executed efficiently with signage, website coverage, brochures and card mail-outs all undertaken in short order. Throughout the sales campaign, Matthew remained positive and always kept us informed of any prospective purchasers and the offers they made and we felt confident that his professional advice was soundly based. The final sales price achieved met our expectations and was within the price range Matthew had set at the outset of our sales campaign. We would not hesitate to recommend Matthew and Claire Ward as real estate agents to anyone who was contemplating selling their property.

Murray & Lisa
Everard Street, Hunters Hill

Gwen and I wish to convey our thanks for arranging the sale of our home in Everard Street, Hunters Hill. At every stage of the process your team attended with enthusiasm, diligence and skill. When we set out to sell we chose you because you had shown extraordinary patience during the preceding times when we had considered selling but had chosen not to proceed and because you listened to our needs and you have a realistic valuation range. We were particularly impressed with the professionalism of Nicole Robertson who arranged the photography, advertising and inspections. She was meticulous, communicative and pleasant at all times. In short, you exceeded our expectations. Many thanks.

Graham Balfe
36 Abigail Street, Hunters Hill

Selling your home, they say, is one of the most stressful things you do in your life. When we came to sell our home of ten years, in what is currently a difficult market for sellers, we took the advice of a trusted friend and turned to Matthew and Claire Ward to help and guide as through what is indeed, a stressful time. Ward Partners is a family business and we were made to feel part of the family. Their knowledge and experience of the market is undoubtedly second to none and at every stage they discussed their appraisal of our situation in a realistic and sensitive manner so together, we were able to agree strategies and targets in which we had complete confidence. In a nutshell our experience has been excellent and we would have no hesitation in recommending Matthew and Claire to anyone embarking on selling their home or indeed buying their next home.

Duncan and Beryl Crockford
1/38 Tranmere Street, Drummoyne

Dear Claire & the entire Ward Partners team, Thank you, thank you, thank you! From the moment we appointed you to sell our beloved first home we couldn't have been happier or more impressed with the service and guidance you provided. Having recently gone through the buying process over many months, where I might add we had a number of very ordinary experiences, we were keen to engage an agent we could trust above all else to ensure a positive experience not only for us but for prospective buyers also. As someone who has grown up in, and is passionate, about Drummoyne, it was important to us to have an agent whose love for the area was equal to ours. Although it may seem like a small consideration to some we also loved the marketing material which was fresh, unique and easily stood out from others. The process was transparent from the outset, we were kept informed with the regular texts, emails and phone calls and felt confident in your advice and ability every step of the way. The solid strategy, excellent advice and team effort provided us with a result that was well above our expectations and being able to sell so quickly and prior to auction was an added bonus and relief. Claire, we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and your team to others and encourage any prospective sellers who are seeking a professional and stress free selling experience to call you. PS - Are you sure you don’t want to let us keep the beautiful art work you kindly lent us ? Our sincere thanks again, Alexa and Matthew Watson.

Alexa and Matthew Watson
14/20 Joubert Street, Hunters Hill

Dear Matthew, Claire and the Team, Emma and I would like to thank you for all of your hard work on the sale of our beloved apartment. This being our first home, the decision to move on was not one we took lightly and the thought of engaging an agent filled me with dread. Meeting yourself and Claire was the turning point for us. The knowledge and love you both have for the area is obvious and your relaxed yet extremely thorough approach to the sale process put us at ease and gave us the confidence that we chose the right agent. That confidence was justified again and again by the quality of the campaign and the level of service we received for the duration, and I knew that prospective buyers would be receiving that same thorough, quality service Matt, Emma and I never expected an agent to work as hard as you have for us. We really felt that we were your top priority. Thank you for you guidance, your priceless advice both with the sale and our new purchase, and the phenomenal result you achieved in such a short time frame. All the best John and Emma.

John and Emma
1 William Street, Henley

To Matthew and Claire Ward. As executer of my late mother's estate, I wanted to thank you for selling the property at 1William Street Henley. I am pleased with achieved selling price at the auction on Saturday 15th, March 2014. This was a family property for 42 years. In the mid 1970's, as owner builder, my father was instrumental to integrate the existing late 1800's sandstock and sandstone house with the contemporary building materials and techniques whilst preserving the Hunters Hill area heritage. Thereby transforming a modern open styled house into a treasured family home that has many family memories over the last 35 years. I am cordially reassured that the new owners will not be demolishing the house. Posthumously, after electing Matthew and Claire Ward as the property agents, a distant family member recalled both her and my mother attending another Henley auction my mother commented about how welcoming the Wards were throughout the auction. This awareness provides me the solace knowing that my mother was comfortable with Ward Partners. At the auction I valued being permitted to teleconference via Skype so that all family members could be involved with the auction process. I have never regretted opting for Matthew and Claire as selling agents. The deeper into the selling process, my experiences became more reassured and relaxed with Matthew and Claire Ward. An encounter that only further reinforced my initial decision, that selecting Ward Partners was always a correct decision. I appreciated your empathy in the selling procedure and avoiding insistent marketing techniques. Also in achieving a positive outcome that was reflected in the sale price. In the future I have no hesitation recommending Matthew and Claire Ward of Ward Partners as selling agents for my current principle place of residence. Thank you Marco Rec.

Marco Rec
1 William Street, Henley

Dear Matthew and Claire, As co-executor of my late mother's estate I would like to thank you both for the successful sale of 1 William Street Henley at Auction on the 15th of March. I felt very confident throughout the whole process that you were working in our best interests to achieve the best possible outcome. You were a delightful team to work with. You brought a young and energetic enthusiasm into our meetings and had a wealth of knowledge about the local market. It was also reassuring to know that Ward Partners has the backing of a long Real Estate history with both Henley and the Hunters Hill area. I'd like to acknowledge both of you for your patience while we prepared the property for sale. You were both there to give us some much needed professional advice on presentation, yet at no stage did we feel rushed into placing the property on the market before we felt it was ready. It is especially heart warming to see our treasured family home pass into the hands of such excited and eager new owners. Thank you for your understanding with what was a very emotional situation for all of us and your expertise in helping us to achieve such a positive outcome. Thank you Maria Brady.

Maria Brady
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